Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE CANDLE, by GHALIB IBN RIBAH AL-HAJJAM

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THE CANDLE, by            
First Line: The burning candle glows
Last Line: Quivering it gleams.

The burning candle glows
Bright as yon Pleiades,
Fresh-kindled by the breeze
As it softly blows.

A serpent's tongue it seems
That flickers in the glow
Of the hot noontide; so
Quivering it gleams.

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